On this page there are also water word games and puzzles for you to enjoy as well as another video. This video called ‘Healthy Rivers’ is all about life in a river through the eyes of a fish who lives in it.
Can you find the missing words hidden in our word search activities? The words have all been mixed up in the water currents and may have to be read horizontally, vertically or diagonally (up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways – in fact, anyway as long as it is in a straight line!) When you find your word simply drag from the starting letter to the ending letter with your mouse or finger.
LETTER FLOW TRACKWORD
How many words of three letters or more, can you find by tracking from one square to the next going up, down, sideways or diagonally? Only go through each square once in each word. What is the hidden nine letter word?
There are at least 34 words to find!
Open Water Hazards
Playing in or near water may look like fun but it can be dangerous. Just because you are a good swimmer in a swimming pool doesn’t mean it is safe to swim in open water such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs. There are many dangers of open water including:
- Very cold temperatures, enough to make your muscles spasm and then you can’t swim and you will drown
- Polluted and untreated water that can make you ill
- Unknown depths – from shallow to very deep. If it’s too shallow and you dive in you could knock yourself unconscious. If it is too deep that can be dangerous too
- Strong currents
- There may be hidden rubbish like shopping trolleys or broken glass
- It can be difficult to get out (steep, slippery banks)
- No lifeguards on duty
- In winter if ice forms it may not be very thick
Can you spot the water hazards below?
There are 12 clickable spots, click on the areas that you think are water hazards, some of them will show an explanation of why that activity is dangerous.
Healthy Rivers Video
Teeming with plants, insects and animals, rivers are a vital part of our natural world and provide a valuable habitat for wildlife to live in. The short video below highlights the simple actions we can all take to help keep our rivers healthy and full of life.